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Edited by Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland

Bats have a poor image for the public at large because they are often feared. This is usually due to ignorance. In this book, we have eight chapters on bats covering countries such as Algeria, Bulgaria, France, Pakistan, Poland, the UK and the USA and subjects ranging from acoustic monitoring of bat species for distribution and conservation purposes to various bat-borne and bat-carried diseases. These diseases cannot be taken lightly but should not be a reason for panic or to fear or even kill bats. Bats will not cause any harm if we let them live in peace. With the added knowledge through this book, we should know how best to cope with bats, which need all our support in the changing environments and climates.

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BatsEdited by Heimo Mikkola

Published: July 4th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70927

ISBN: 978-1-78923-399-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-398-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-488-5

Copyright year: 2018

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9441 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Bats Eaten by Owls

By Heimo Mikkola


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2. Comparison of Driving Transect Methods for Acoustic Monitoring of Bats

By Aaron S. Hogue and Andrew T. McGowan


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3. The Bat: A Benefactor Animal Poorly Understood in Algeria

By Mourad Ahmim


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4. Bats in Bulgaria: Patterns of Species Distribution, Richness, Rarity, and Vulnerability Derived from Distribution Models

By Vasil V. Popov


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5. Bat Conservation Management in Exploited European Temperate Forests

By Laurent Tillon, Joseph Langridge and Stéphane Aulagnier


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6. Bats in Northern Mountain Region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By Mohammad Salim


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7. The Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii, Kuhl, 1817) and Its Role as a Reservoir for Europe Bat Lyssavirus Type-2

By Nicholas Johnson


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8. Bats, Bat-Borne Viruses, and Environmental Changes

By Aneta Afelt, Christian Devaux, Jordi Serra-Cobo and Roger Frutos


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